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February 26 @ 1:00 pm EST - 2:30 pm EST

Meeting Location:
  • Online
Virtual Event

Together Beyond Words: Book Launch and Q&A with Nitsan Joy Gordon

Join The Muse Writers Center for a virtual reading by Nitsan Joy Gordon from her new book, Together Beyond Words. After the reading, there will be a live Q&A moderated by Susan Deutsch. This event will be held live on Zoom and a recording will be available on the Muse Facebook page afterwards.

Register in advance to attend the Zoom webinar.

“This book and the incredible story it brings to us is so much more than a simple telling; it’s an offering of light and hope. Nitsan Joy Gordon’s work is visionary, wise and important… She asks us to live beyond our stories into the heart of love. This is a message for the world.”

—Paula D’Arcy


About the book:

Together Beyond Words: Women on a Quest for Peace in the Middle East

The Israeli-Palestinian region, a Holy Land to many, has been enmeshed in one of the world’s most intractable conflicts for over a century, characterized by cycles of prejudice, failed peace talks and violence. This book is the inspirational story of one woman working with her colleagues to break that cycle. Nitsan Joy Gordon’s life experiences — growing up in an Israeli border kibbutz fraught with danger and violent skirmishes, facing hatred in the American South as the only Jew in her junior high school, and finding dance as a way to work through her trauma — set her on a 30-year quest to empower women as peacebuilders and transform prejudices between Arabs and Jews, Israelis and Palestinians.

Gordon co-founded Together Beyond Words, a peacebuilding organization that brings Muslim, Jewish, Bedouin, Druse and Christian women together in a dynamic process to heal ancient wounds, recover hidden strengths, and promote emotional understanding. Using Dance/Movement Therapy, Listening Partnerships, Healing Touch, Radical Aliveness (RA), Playback Theater and Internal Family Systems (IFS), this groundbreaking approach teaches women to harness conflict and intense emotions as a way to achieve empathy and deep connection with perceived enemies. The women then take these transformative practices into their communities, tribes, organizations, to spread the healing.

Says Gordon: “Our power as women together is no longer dormant and as we liberate ourselves from various degrees of bondage and unite around the world in a call for change, we can also become allies to men in their own liberation of the heart.”

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Please note: This class or event will be held online (using Zoom or a similar live platform). To participate, students or attendees should have a stable internet connection. Class participants: you should have a computer or device with a webcam and microphone; and your Zoom link will be automatically sent to you after you register. Check your spam box if you don't see it.